Just like for all the other Beaujolais appellations, Cru Régnié’s characteristic and only grape variety is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc. This emblematic grape variety is the result of a natural cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc.
Rooted in the region since the beginning of the 17th century, with a penchant for granitic soils, it has found a perfect setting from which to show off all its facets in the terroirs of the Beaujolais region. This is one of the reasons why appellation Régnié, with its mainly granitic soils, boasts such wealth.
Appellation Régnié is one of the most granitic Crus. However, it would be too simplistic to limit ourselves to this characteristic. Within the appellation, there are two main geological families: granitic rock and very varied formations of piedmont and alluvium.
Set between the appellations of Morgon and Brouilly, the AOC Régnié vineyard is made up of a combination of altitudes, gradients and aspects, combined with soils at different stages of evolution. Each parameter allowing Gamay to express its characteristics in a different way depending on the plot. The final definition of this wide diversity of terroirs comes with the vinegrower’s tending choices and know-how.